When is Hurricane Season?

The Gulf Hurricane Season lasts from June 1st until November 30.

What is a Hurricane?

A hurricane is a rotating low-pressure weather system that has organized thunderstorms but no fronts and has sustained winds of 74 mph or faster. They are also sometimes called tropical cyclones.

What Kind of Damage Can a Hurricane Do?

Hurricanes can cause a wall of water 40 feet or higher when it makes landfall. This is also known as a storm surge. Other than storm surge, hurricanes can also cause inland flooding, strong straight-line winds as well as tornadoes.

Hurricane Preparation Tips Video by the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury

This video contains some information that could prove helpful over the next few days.

Posted by Calcasieu Parish Police Jury on Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Where to Get Your Supplies

You can purchase many of the items needed to prepare for a hurricane at local stores. Amazon also offers hurricane emergency kits as well as many other items that can help you weather the storm.

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